Other Student Services and Programs
Undergraduate Commuter Association. The Undergraduate Commuter Association (UCA) represents the interests of all commuting and transfer students at the University of Hartford with regard to housing, transportation, public safety, parking, and information on the Greater Hartford community. The UCA ensures that these students have a voice in campus decision making and representation in key student organizations. The UCA helps students with transition into the University through involvement in campus activities and social programming. All students are welcome to stop by the UCA lounge in Gengras Student Union, room 146.
Red Key Society. Members of this student organization volunteer their knowledge of the University in providing a variety of services to prospective students. Under the auspices of the Office of Admission and Student Financial Assistance, Red Key members serve as campus tour guides and hosts to overnight student guests. Their involvement extends to special functions, such as Open House, bus tours, receptions, and the phoning of prospective students.
Campus Ministry. Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish clergy, who currently form the Department of Chaplains (located in Gengras Student Union, room 153), are available for personal counseling and conversation with interested individuals, and to assist students in worship, study and discussion groups, service and action projects, events, and other religious activities. The clergy help students to serve in various capacities through churches, synagogues, and other religious institutions in Greater Hartford.
Hillel Foundation. Hillel’s mission is to bring Jewish students together in a welcoming, supportive environment. Hillel actively seeks to engage uninvolved Jewish students on their own terms, to provide them with opportunities to experience the Jewish culture in a way that is meaningful and appealing to them. Students are empowered to take responsibility for their Jewish identity, whether they wish to participate in a community service project or social event, express themselves artistically, engage in informal Jewish learning, or attend religious services. Any student may participate in Hillel; no membership is required. Hillel is committed to a pluralistic vision of Judaism that embraces all movements.
Newman Club. The Newman Club provides a foundation for Catholic students to live and grow in their faith through social, educational, spiritual, and community service activities. Programming is student-led and -planned. Meetings are open to all who have interest in Catholic life on campus. A Catholic priest serves as the advisor to the Newman Club. He also is available for spiritual direction and counseling. Mass is celebrated every Sunday and holy day on campus during the academic year.
Women for Change. Women for Change is a campus-based organization that promotes education, open dialogue, and support surrounding body image issues, feminism, and sexuality among people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexual orientation. The group originated in 2008 as an outgrowth of a University Honors Seminar, “Women, Weight, and Worry.”